Young Enterprise Project Begun By Ambitious Sixth Formers
A dynamic group of ten Sixth Form students have formed their own company – which they have called eMBRACE - and will be making a product in a bid to pursue the highest profit margin.
Run like a real life business the company will look at every aspect of business from raising capital, devising business plans, production, marketing, finance and sales and the team will also be competing against their contemporaries from across the country.
In the summer the most successful company will be recognised in the HSBS Young Enterprise Innovation Awards.
Our multi-national neighbour RS Components is sponsoring the project and has seconded Regional Supply Manager Shaun Coleman to assist and mentor the students.
He will be joined by BHE Teacher Alexandra Allan (who has a background of working as a project manager for blue chip firms) who has been given time within her teaching timetable to ensure the students have as much support as possible.
The students have all volunteered for the project and have the opportunity to gain a Level 3 OCR qualification which will give additional UCAS points.
Elected Managing Director Arron Smith said: “I wanted to get involved as it is a great opportunity to gain real life experience of running a business and working as part of a team.
“My dad runs his own company in Corby and it is something I am considering, and so I will be going onto University to study business.”
The team is currently considering a short-list of three products and the winning idea will be unveiled shortly.
The full team is Arron Smith, Alice Hill; Aleksei Kurotskin; Huang Chen; Myles Peters; Arnold Oloo; Filip Celebicanin; Artur Pereira; Szymon Szeliga; Robert Bozik; Sebastian Wyrebek; David Seregi.
Young Enterprise is a national education charity which works to strengthen links between schools and industry and to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs.